A new anime based on Yasuhiro Nightow’s manga Trigun has been announced under the title of Trigun Stampede.
The anime will start airing in 2023 and will be simulcasted by Crunchyroll in over 200 countries.
Trigun follows the adventures of Vash The Stampede, a notorious outlaw with a $$60 billion double-dollar bounty on his head. We soon find out however that Vash is nowhere near as vicious as his reputation would have you believe. It’s just that he has a bad habit of leaving any town he visits in a state of chaos, even though it’s usually not his fault.
The new anime is being produced by the animation studio Orange. They are most well known for their work on the critically acclaimed anime Beastars and Land of the Lustrous. Both shows are well known for being CGI-heavy titles that actually look really good, proving that CGI can work well in anime when used right. Hopefully, Trigun Stampede will continue this trend.
This will be the second time that Trigun is adapted into an anime. The first adaption was the 1998 anime by Studio Madhouse, generally considered a classic and often appearing on many ‘best anime of all time’ lists.
A tie-in animated movie called ‘Trigun: Badlands Rumble’ later premiered in 2010, over tens of years after the original anime.
The dub by Animaze is also credited with launching the career of Johnny Yong Bosch (Ichigo from Bleach, Lelouch from Code Geass, Adachi from Persona 4) in anime voice acting when he was cast as Vash. It would be great if they could get him to reprise the role if the new anime gets a dub.
Crunchyroll will hold a panel at Anime Expo on July 2nd which will reveal more about the anime.
For more information on Trigun Stampede, check out the anime’s official website.